Iowa State’s Tyrus McGee made a three-point shot in the first half against K-State Saturday that extended the Cyclones’ lead to four points.But, it was one of the more efficient and impressive possessions of the season. “I looked up and there were 17 seconds on the shot clock,” Coach Fred Hoiberg said. “And, that ball had been reversed three times around the floor to get Tyrus that wide open shot.” Hoiberg loves spacing and ball movement on the offensive end. “When we play that type of basketball and share it with each other, we’re a pretty tough team to defeat,” said Hoiberg after his team became just the second (soon-to-be top-ranked Michigan was the other) to score more than 70 points vs. K-State. Iowa State’s willingness to share the ball was on display on that possession just like it was all game. Six players nailed 3’s vs. K-State and Will Clyburn (24 points), Georges Niang (15), McGee (11) and Korey Lucious (10) all scored in double figures. “When we get good spacing, we’ve got a lot of weapons out there,” Hoiberg said.
It was only one possession near the midway point of the second half, but it was symbolic of this Cyclone team.Reader feedback is welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/SteveMalchow